From the Seth Thomas Clock Co to the namesake of one of it's highest grades - the Henry Molineux.
Henry Molineux left his home in Boston for San Francisco in the 1850's. There he was head of the Pacific Coast department of the Seth Thomas Clock Company of Thomaston, CT for 30 years. He was an agent, stockholder & employer. He was held in high regard by the members of the company & a friend of Seth Edward Thomas himself.
He was also at one time the Clerk & Recorder of Sierra County, was county treasurer, and in 1881 he was elected supervisor of the 5th ward. He was also president of four San Francisco Banks.
He was born about 1832 in New Hampshire & died March 18, 1900 in Boston.
My thanks to our own Tom Brown for supplying this invaluable research.
The Henry Molineux grade was to the Models 2 and 3 that the Maiden Lane was to the Model 5. Available on both the dedicated-hunter Model 2 and the open-face 3/4-plate Model 3, the run totals seem to be less than 1000 in all jewel counts, making them even more rare than the Maiden Lane.